We start the year looking back. Here are some pieces from 2005 showing us the timeless nature of New Year and Resolutions. Carmel Wynne is a successful counsellor, writer and Life Couch, who has helped numerous people transform their lives. She is the author of a book and numerous articles on coaching. With all that advice available […]
One of the Choirs that joined the Black Santa annual collection in Dawson’s street, Dublin was the Dublin Male Voice Choir. Miriam met Áine Mulvey, musical director and Frank Guifoyle, chairperson of the Choir to find out more about their choir on the day that they were singing outside St. Ann’s. Website is Dublinmalevoicechoir.ie
What is the true meaning of Christmas? This is a question that presents itself every year amid the hype and over spending. Pat Coyle put this question to Frances Hogan, a lay missionary and educator. Here Frances gives us some new and interesting insights into what we are really celebrating this Christmas.
Editor in Chief of The Irish Catholic newspaper Michael Kelly talks with Conor Deane about the Catholic Church today and how challenging the new papacy has been for people right down to parish level.
Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson took part in this year’s annual Black Santa collection outside St. Ann’s Church on Dawson Street. Miriam Gormally met him there and asked him about the collection, the Church and the things that we can remember to do over the season of Christmas in order to protect our spiritual […]
Pope Benedict’s new book Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives caused some controversy when it exposed some of the Christian traditions as myth, explaining that the only consistent account was that Jesus was born to Mary in a manger in Bethlehem. The rest is open to speculation. Miriam Gormally talks with Pat Rogers c.p. about whether the truth behind the story […]
The reality of Irish emigration continues to be a tragedy for Irish families. It is particularly hard during the Christmas Season, when families traditionally gather. Geraldine Kellett’s daugher, son-in-law and her new grandchild are all living in Australia. Her husband has joined them for Christmas leaving her home alone. She talks to Miriam Gormally about […]
Pakistan has had three consecutive years of devastating monsoon floods, which have destroyed livelihoods and left behind lingering food shortages and hunger. Eamonn Meehan, deputy director of Trócaire has just recently returned from there. He talks with Miriam Gormally about how people are living in dire situations and how education is one of the key hopes […]
Posted on 29. Dec, 2009 in Christmas
January is usually the month for trying to deal with all the bills that have mounted up over Christmas. For some people paying these bills can be a huge problem. Michael Culloty from MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) talked with Miriam Gormally about how people can overcome these difficulties. He began by explaining some […]
Christmas is usually a time that puts a strain on personal finances. However this year in particular has seen more people in need. MABS, the Irish money, advice and budgeting service has seen an increase in calls this year from people looking for help managing their money. Miriam Gormally spoke with the MABS spokesperson Michael […]